Meaning of REEL in English

REEL

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

back

Once again he blasted out at the first attempt, reeling back amid a cloud of sand and covering his eyes.

She reeled back against the van.

His mind reeled back from the effort.

The shock and force of it sent her reeling back against the wall once more.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A punch in his stomach sent him reeling.

Sam reeled in a 7 pound fish.

The drunk reeled across the road, talking loudly to nobody.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Birbeck reeled out into the daylight, bemused and shocked.

Bowring reeled, choked, flailed his hands, tried to grab at reality, wherever it was.

Cameron's brain reeled slightly under the weight of all these alternatives.

People riotously reel around here, fighting, fondling, tittering, clowning.

She reeled off my 752 failings, whereas I was tongue-tied.

Sofia reeled her in for the kind quick embrace she had received in the hundreds from the older woman.

Tyrion reeled to his feet, determined to sell his life dearly.

When we left, Volkov was reeling from a mixture of liquor and exhaustion, but he remained in high good humor.

II. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

send sb/sth flying/sprawling/reeling etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a scene from the final reel of "High Noon"

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And never does he mention a brand of rod, reel or line.

Audio Masters Providing recordings of approximately 10 hours' duration on open reel tape.

Carey's reel clicked slowly, then stopped.

He nodded without taking his eyes from the spiked reel rolling below him.

He rose to his feet and struck up a reel .

His descriptions of everything from lures to reels to fish finders read like they are straight out of a company press release.

Reels: A freshwater spinning reel with 6-pound-test line for the bait unit.

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